Keynote Speakers

Pascal Lorenz
Professor, University of Haute Alsace, France.

Pascal Lorenz received his M.Sc. (1990) and Ph.D. (1994) from the University of Nancy, France. He is a professor at the University of Haute-Alsace, France, since 1995. He is the author/co-author of 3 books, 3 patents and 200 international publications in refereed journals and conferences. He was Technical Editor of the IEEE Communications Magazine Editorial Board (2000-2006), IEEE Networks Magazine since 2015, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology since 2017, Chair of IEEE ComSoc France (2014-2020), Financial chair of IEEE France (2017-2022), Chair of Vertical Issues in Communication Systems Technical Committee Cluster (2008-2009), Chair of the Communications Systems Integration and Modeling Technical Committee (2003-2009), Chair of the Communications Software Technical Committee (2008-2010) and Chair of the Technical Committee on Information Infrastructure and Networking (2016-2017). He has served as Co-Program Chair of IEEE WCNC'2012 and ICC'2004, Executive Vice-Chair of ICC'2017, TPC Vice Chair of Globecom'2018, Panel sessions co-chair for Globecom'16, tutorial chair of VTC'2013 Spring and WCNC'2010, track chair of PIMRC'2012 and WCNC'2014, symposium Co-Chair at Globecom 2007-2011, Globecom'2019, ICC 2008-2010, ICC'2014 and '2016. He has served as Co-Guest Editor for special issues of IEEE Communications Magazine, Networks Magazine, Wireless Communications Magazine, Telecommunications Systems and LNCS. He is associate Editor for International Journal of Communication Systems (IJCS-Wiley), Journal on Security and Communication Networks (SCN-Wiley) and International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking, Journal of Network and Computer Applications (JNCA-Elsevier). He is senior member of the IEEE, IARIA fellow and member of many international program committees. He has organized many conferences, chaired several technical sessions and gave tutorials at major international conferences.

Mohan Lal Kolhe
Professor, University of Agder, Norway.

Mohan Lal Kolhe (Senior Member, IEEE) is currently a Full Professor of smart grid and renewable energy at the Faculty of Engineering and Science, University of Agder, Norway. He is a leading renewable energy technologist with three decades of the academic experience at an international level. He has held various academic positions at prestigious universities, such as University College London, U.K., a branch in Australia; the University of Dundee, U.K.; the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland; and the Hydrogen Research Institute, Trois-Rivières, QC, Canada. He was also a Board Member of the Government of South Australia' s Renewable Energy Board (2009–2011) as an advisor on renewable energy policies. He is an Expert Evaluator of projects for funding at various international research councils, such as European Commission: Erasmus+ Higher Education–International Capacity Building, Royal Society London, U.K., and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC U.K.). He has delivered keynote addresses and expert lectures at many conferences and workshops.

Danilo Avola
Associate Professor, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.

Danilo Avola earned his Ph.D. degree in Molecular and Ultrastructural Imaging from University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy, in 2014. Since 2021 he is Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science of Sapienza University of Rome, where he leads both the Robotics Vision and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (TITAN Lab) and the Computer Vison Laboratory (VisionLab). In addition, since 2018 he is R&D Senior Engineer at the W•SENSE s.r.l., a spin-off of Sapienza University of Rome, where he leads the Computer Vision Team (CVT), and since 2010 he provides consultation and collaboration to companies engaged in computer science, computer vision, and artificial intelligence research projects. Previously, he was postdoc researcher at the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics (DMIF), University of Udine, Udine, Italy, and R&D Senior Engineer at the Artificial Vision and Real-Time Systems Laboratory (AVIRES Lab) at the same University. Even before, he was R&D Senior Engineer and Supervisor, earlier, at the Multimodal & Multimedia Laboratory (M&M Lab) of the National Research Council, Rome, Italy, and, later, both at the Pictorial Computing Laboratory (PCL Lab) and at the Artificial Vision Laboratory (AV Lab) of Sapienza University of Rome. Among other awards and prizes, Danilo Avola received, in 2020, the Outstanding Paper Award for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (TII). Currently, he is Reviewer of top International Journals in Computer Vision, including Pattern Recognition, Pattern Recognition Letters, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, and International Journal of Computer Vision; in addition, he is Associate Editor and Guest Editor of different ranked International Journals. His research interests include Computer Vision, Image/Video Processing, Human Computer Interaction, Wi-Fi Signal Processing, EGG Signal Processing, Machine/Deep Learning, Multimodal Systems, Pattern Recognition, Event/Action/Affect Recognition, Action, Scene Understanding, Body Language and Face Expression Interpretation, Robotics (UAVs, AUVs, ROVs, Humanoids), and has published around 100 papers on these topics. Since 2011, Danilo Avola is member of IAPR, CVPL, and IEEE.

Biplob Ray
Senior Lecturer, Central Queensland University, Australia.
Biplob Ray (Senior Member, IEEE) is currently a Senior Lecturer with Central Queensland University (CQUniversity), Melbourne, VIC, Australia, with a background mix of research, academic, and industry experience. He is highly interested in multidisciplinary research with core interests in secure communication protocols of cyber–physical systems, artificial intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT). He has been working on several Australian federal government- and industry-funded research projects since 2016. He has more than 46 book chapter, journal, and conference publications, which has been recognized by peers and cited extensively.,Dr. Ray has been serving as a keynote/plenary speaker, an organizing chair, a PC member, and a reviewer for several conferences since 2012. He has served as a guest editor, an editorial board member, and a reviewer in reputable journals. He received the CQU Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Exemplary Practice in Learning & Teaching and Student Voice Commendation in 2019 and 2021. He was also awarded the Deans’ Award and the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Researchers Commendation in 2019.
Philip W. T. Pong
Associate Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA.

Philip W. T. Pong received a B.Eng. from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) with 1st class honours. Then he obtained a PhD in engineering at the University of Cambridge. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the Magnetic Materials Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for three years. Currently he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). His research interest focuses on the fault detection, predictive maintenance, and anomaly detection of power grid. He is the Founding Director of the Green Technology Research and Training Laboratory, leading the research and education activities of offshore wind energy at NJIT. Philip Pong is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET), a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (FInstP), a Fellow of the Energy Institute (FEI), a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM), a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (FHKIE), a Fellow of the NANOSMAT Society (FNS), a chartered physicist (CPhys), a chartered engineer (CEng), a chartered energy engineer, a registered professional engineer (R.P.E. in Electrical, Electronics, Energy), and a Senior Member of IEEE (SMIEEE). He serves on the editorial boards for several IEEE and SCI journals.

Zhiwei Gao
Reader, University of Northumbria, UK.
Zhiwei Gao (Fellow, IEEE) received the B.Eng. degree in industrial automation and the M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in systems engineering from Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, in 1987, 1993, and 1996, respectively.,His research interests include estimation and filtering, diagnosis and control, digital twins, power electronics, wind energy systems, electric vehicles, and offshore energy.,Dr. Gao was the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics: Systems, and IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, and the Senior Editor of IEEE Access. He is also the Associate Editor of ISA Transactions (Elsevier) and Journal of Ambient and Humanized Computing (Springer), and the Editorial Member of Renewable Energy (Elsevier). He is the Fellow of AAIA.
M. A. Jabbar
Professor and Head of the Department CSE(AI&ML), Vardhaman College of Engineering, India.

Dr. M. A. Jabbar is a Professor and Head of the Department CSE(AI&ML), Vardhaman College of Engineering, Hyderabad, and Telangana, India. He obtained Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from JNTUH, Hyderabad, and Telangana, India. He has been teaching for more than 20 years. His research interests include Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Bio-Informatics, Cyber Security, Machine Learning, Attack Graphs, and Intrusion Detection Systems. He published more than 60 papers in various journals and conferences. He served as a technical committee member for more than 70 international conferences. He edited 7 books with various leading publishers like Elsevier, springer, and Taylor and Francis.  He is a Senior Member of IEEE and Senior member ACM, Governing body member, Internet Society India Hyderabad Chapter. Dr M. A. Jabbar Received best faculty researcher award from CSI Mumbai and Fossee Labs, IIT Bombay. He has been awarded with prestigious IEEE CS Distinguished contributor. Presently he is acting as a Chair, IEEE CS chapter, Hyderabad Section.

Umesh Chandra Pati
Professor, National Institute of Technology, India.
Umesh Chandra Pati (SM’14) received the B.E. degree in electrical engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India, in 1989, and the M.Tech. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering with specialization in instrumentation and image processing from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, 1997 and 2009, respectively.,He is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India. He has authored/edited two books and authored or coauthored more than 100 research papers in international as well as national journals and conference proceedings. His current areas of research include image processing, computer vision, signal processing, and instrumentation.,Dr. Pati is a Fellow of The Institution of Engineers (India) and Life Member of various professional bodies, such as MIR Labs (USA), The Indian Society for Technical Education, and Instrument Society of India.
Madihah Mohd Saudi
Professor, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), Malaysia.

Madihah Mohd Saudi is a Professor at Faculty of Science and Technology (FST), Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), Malaysia. She is an honorary Research Fellow at the University of Bristol Cyber Security Group(CSG),United Kingdom and a Visiting Professor at a few international universities at Uzbezkistan and Indonesia. Formerly as Chief Information Officer(CIO) at USIM, she is also a Senior Member of the IEEE Computer Society, International Association of Engineers and the International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology and as Deputy Secretary for Cyber Akademia Malaysia (CSAM). She has more than 20 years of research experience in the fields of cybersecurity and machine learning. She has produced numerous books, ICT/security strategic plans, journal papers, and industry and keynote speakers. Her research interests are malware, mobile security and machine learning.

Anand Nayyar
Professor, Duy Tan University, Vietnam.

Dr. Anand Nayyar received Ph.D (Computer Science) from Desh Bhagat University in 2017 in the area of Wireless Sensor Networks, Swarm Intelligence and Network Simulation. He is currently working in School of Computer Science-Duy Tan University, Da Nang, Vietnam as Professor, Scientist, Vice-Chairman (Research) and Director- IoT and Intelligent Systems Lab. A Certified Professional with 125+ Professional certificates from CISCO, Microsoft, Amazon, EC-Council, Oracle, Google, Beingcert, EXIN, GAQM, Cyberoam and many more. Published more than 150+ Research Papers in various High-Quality ISI-SCI/SCIE/SSCI Impact Factor Journals cum Scopus/ESCI indexed Journals, 70+ Papers in International Conferences indexed with Springer, IEEE and ACM Digital Library, 40+ Book Chapters in various SCOPUS/WEB OF SCIENCE Indexed Books with Springer, CRC Press, Wiley, IET, Elsevier with Citations: 8500+, H-Index: 48 and I-Index: 167. Member of more than 60+ Associations as Senior and Life Member including IEEE, ACM. He has authored/co-authored cum Edited 40+ Books of Computer Science. Associated with more than 500+ International Conferences as Programme Committee/Chair/Advisory Board/Review Board member. He has 18 Australian Patents, 4 German Patents, 2 Japanese Patents, 11 Indian Design cum Utility Patents, 1 USA Patent, 3 Indian Copyrights and 2 Canadian Copyrights to his credit in the area of Wireless Communications, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, IoT and Image Processing. Awarded 39 Awards for Teaching and Research—Young Scientist, Best Scientist, Best Senior Scientist, Asia Top 50 Academicians and Researchers, Young Researcher Award, Outstanding Researcher Award, Excellence in Teaching, Best Senior Scientist Award, DTU Best Professor and Researcher Award- 2019, 2020-2021, 2022 and many more. He is listed in Top 2% Scientists as per Stanford University (2020, 2021, 2022). He is acting as Associate Editor for Wireless Networks (Springer), Computer Communications (Elsevier), International Journal of Sensor Networks (IJSNET) (Inderscience), Frontiers in Computer Science, PeerJ Computer Science, Human Centric Computing and Information Sciences (HCIS), Tech Science Press- CSSE, IASC, IET-Quantum Communications, IET Wireless Sensor Systems, IET Networks, IJDST, IJISP, IJCINI, IJGC, IJSIR. He is acting as Editor-in-Chief of IGI-Global, USA Journal titled “International Journal of Smart Vehicles and Smart Transportation (IJSVST)”. He has reviewed more than 2500+ Articles for diverse Web of Science and Scopus Indexed Journals. He is currently researching in the area of Wireless Sensor Networks, Internet of Things, Swarm Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Drones, Blockchain, Cyber Security, Healthcare Informatics, Big Data and Wireless Communications.

Pooja Singh
Assistant Professor, SIES Graduate School of Technology, Navi Mumbai, India.
Dr. Pooja Singh received his Ph.D. degree from Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University). She has experience of 21 years in world's leading CMMi-5 software multinational companies, research organizations and academic institutes. She is currently Assistant  Professor  in SIES Graduate School of Technology,  Navi Mumbai, and  has distinction of working in the field of Image processing, Artificial intelligence, Mathematical Modelling, reliability engineering, safety engineering and other mathematical sciences for to solve the various technical challenges in Nuclear Power Plants. She has an illustrious career and succeeded in several critical jobs assigned  to him in his illustrious  career, though,  each of them was challenging.  Her assignments  over the years range  from design,  development, testing,  IV&V, related  research and site validation  of the safety critical computer  based  systems of  Indian  Nuclear  Power Plants.  She  has  publishe d several research papers in journals of high impact factor like IEEE Transactions,  IEEE Computer, ACM, Elsevier, Quality & Reliability International,  etc . She is recipient of many awards like prestigious  IEEE K. Shankar award, publication  award, etc . She  has also received IEEE Woman Technologist  award. She is a reviewer of several SCI indexed journals  of high  impact factor, including  14 different IEEE Transactions.  She is a life member of Indian Nuclear Society . She is a Senior Member of IEEE. She has been invited for keynote speeches, and talks in many international  IEEE and other conferences. She is a member of editorial board of many reputed journals and guest lead editor of many special issues. She is supervising many PhD students of different reputed institutes. She is actively involved in formation of interdisciplinary  Centre of Dependability  Engineering at  IIT  (BHU).  She  has  several  international   research  collaborations.   Her  research interests   are  in  the  area  of  mathematical   modelling,   image   processing,   artificial intelligence,  reliability,  system  design,  safety and  security  of safety  critical computer based systems. So far she has completed many projects of Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India and Department of Science and Technology, India.


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University of Haute - Alsace – France